Install / Upgrade to Linux Kernel 4.9 On Ubuntu / LinuxMint

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In this Tutorial I will show you how to Install the Latest version of Kernel 4.9 On Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and LinuxMint.


The Latest stable version of Kernel is 4.9 and it released on 11th December 2016

For detailed instructions about this kernel refer this link

Installation steps

The below commands will work on debian based systems also.

Step 1: Download the deb files directly using wget ,copy the below commands and paste it in terminal one by one according to your cpu architecture

For 32 bit systems

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.9/linux-headers-4.9.0-040900_4.9.0-040900.201612111631_all.deb
wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.9/linux-headers-4.9.0-040900-generic_4.9.0-040900.201612111631_i386.deb
wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.9/linux-image-4.9.0-040900-generic_4.9.0-040900.201612111631_amd64.deb

For 64 bit systems

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.9/linux-headers-4.9.0-040900_4.9.0-040900.201612111631_all.deb
wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.9/linux-headers-4.9.0-040900-generic_4.9.0-040900.201612111631_amd64.deb
wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.9/linux-image-4.9.0-040900-generic_4.9.0-040900.201612111631_amd64.deb
Step 2: After successful downloading install it
sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-4.9.0* linux-image-4.9.0*
Step 3:Verify installed Version
After reboot,your new kernel will be installed and default,for checking use uname command
uname -r

Removing Kernel 4.9

For removing the Kernel 4.9 run the below command in terminal or use synaptic package manager
sudo apt-get remove linux-headers-4.9-* linux-image-4.9-*
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